Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Germany: PhD Scholarships 2009/2010 the University of Luebeck

PhD Scholarships, Inhibitor Design, the Graduate School of Computing in Medicine and Life Sciences, the University of Luebeck, Germany

The Graduate School of Computing in Medicine and Life Sciences (funded by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG, and the German Government within the German university excellence program) at the University of Luebeck is now offering a PhD scholarship for the project “Inhibitor Design“ in the research field of Computing in Structural and Cell Biology.

The Project:
Three-dimensional models for the homologous Mip proteins from Chlamydia spp. will be constructed by homology-model building. Along with the X-ray structure of Legionella Mip, these will be used in virtual screening for and docking of potential new inhibitors. Hits found in this procedure will be synthesised in-house and tested for PPIase inhibition in vitro and for antibacterial effects in vivo.

PhD scholarship amounts to 1250 € per month. Students with a master’s degree (or its equivalent) in computer science, mathematics or engineering are invited to apply for admission. The application deadline is January 15, 2009. In certain cases, students must submit, as part of their application, the results of one of the acknowledged language tests to prove their English proficiency.

For further information, please visit our website at www.gradschool.uni-luebeck.de. Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions via email: management[ at ]gradschool.uni-luebeck.de before sending your application.

Closing date: January 15, 2009